The USDA is on a mission to help farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners. They’ve extended the deadline for the Discrimination Financial Assistance Program to January 13, 2024, giving everyone a fair chance to apply.
Transparency is key, according to Tom Vilsack. To spread the word, the USDA has opened offices, hosted events, and advertised through various channels, reaching out especially to rural communities.
This helping hand from the USDA, part of the Inflation Reduction Act, is for those who experienced discrimination before January 2021. With $2.2 billion available, the amount given will depend on the number of applicants and the severity of discrimination faced.
People can apply online or by mail, with no attorney required. There’s also more time to request supporting records from the USDA. For assistance or more information, there’s a website and a call center ready to help.
The USDA is all about fairness and addressing old issues. This program is just one of the ways they’re working to improve and be more inclusive.
The USDA is ensuring that everyone has a chance to apply for the help they need. It’s exciting to see them working towards a fairer future for all. Source : wisconsinagconnection